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Can Taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen And Methocarbamol Together Lead To Alcohol Symptoms?

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Posted on Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Question: can the combination of hydrocodone-acetaminophen 5-325 and methocarbamol 500 mg produce alcohol like symtems
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Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, they can

Detailed Answer:
Dear Sir, I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns

Unfortunately, using methocarbamol together with hydrocodone can lead to serious side effects...

Both medications have major interactions together and can lead to central nervous system depression which can lead to serious effects including respiratory distress, coma, and even fatality. This can be similar to the depressant effect of alcohol on the central nervous system...

However, while taking both medications you need to stay away from alcohol. Also, you should avoid driving or operating hazardous machinery while taking these medications as they might cause dizziness or drowsiness...

I hope I answered your question.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards


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Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

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Can Taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen And Methocarbamol Together Lead To Alcohol Symptoms?

Brief Answer: Yes, they can Detailed Answer: Dear Sir, I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns Unfortunately, using methocarbamol together with hydrocodone can lead to serious side effects... Both medications have major interactions together and can lead to central nervous system depression which can lead to serious effects including respiratory distress, coma, and even fatality. This can be similar to the depressant effect of alcohol on the central nervous system... However, while taking both medications you need to stay away from alcohol. Also, you should avoid driving or operating hazardous machinery while taking these medications as they might cause dizziness or drowsiness... I hope I answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards